Quincy Valley Medical Center is asking voters to approve Proposition 1 on the Aug. 3 primary election ballot. 

The levy is the smallest operations and maintenance levy request in over 20 years, the medical center said in a July 16 news release. The estimated tax rate is 15.7 cents per thousand dollars of valuation. The owner of a $250,000 home would pay $39.25.

This levy would replace the 2020 levy and would be collected in 2022. The Quincy Valley Medical Center board reduced the amount of the new levy by $50,000 from the 2020 levy amount. The release also states that the registered warrant debt owed to the county by the medical center has been reduced by 70% since 2018. 

In spite of a year of COVID-related challenges, the Medical Center states that it continues ongoing efforts to maximize efficiency while increasing patient services and revenue from operations and that Proposition 1 will help the medical center become more financially healthy and pay down the debt the medical center owes Grant County.  

“Growing patient visits in several departments including wound care, physical therapy and family care demonstrates the community’s interest in obtaining healthcare services locally,” medical center officials said in the news release.

Anyone wanting to discuss this levy can call  medical center CEO Glenda Bishop at (509) 787-3531 or contact hospital board members directly.


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